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Manager, Advanced technology engineer


Job Field: Engineering
Location: Yokohama, JP
Company: BASF Asia Pacific
Job Type: Experienced
Job ID: EN_JP_24917

We are the world's leading chemical company because we offer intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. We have over 110,000 employees connecting around the world. For you, this means an almost unlimited range of job opportunities, career development and lots of potential to continue learning . At BASF we believe strongly in the power of connected minds.


BASF started doing business in Japan in 1888. Activities cover four business segments including chemicals, performance products, functional materials & solutions and agricultural solutions. BASF maintains a strong research and development presence in Japan including the Yokohama Innovation Center (engineering plastics) and the Research and Development Laboratory and Application Technology Center for Battery Materials in Amagasaki. Objectives of the Position

Why does this position exist? With what permanent objectives?

  1. According to the agreed strategies, policies and practices, develop the composite market and provide necessary technical support with innovative solutions (product, application, process, technology) based on available capabilities/resources at Asia Composite Center (ACC) & Eng. Plastics Innovation Center (EPIC).
  2. More precisely:
    • -Technical development in an Advanced methodology
    • -Innovation advanced development (product, process, application, technology)
    • -MD related technical support and innovative optimized solutions
    • - Team member technical guidance
    • -Interaction with Regional internal/external counter-partner (e.g.. Universities, Institutes, BASF R&D, etc.)

Main Areas of Responsibilities and Key Activities

Owns: • Understand and comply with required BU standards (ISO certification, EHS audits, EHS & RC standards, X-lab check, etc.) • Maintenance of assigned equipment at Technical Center • Market Development (Plan, process, strategy, implement) • NMD related technical support and innovative optimized solutions (on process, material, application and technology) • Investigate, Identify and establish new advance technologies • Innovation advanced development (product, process, application, technology) • NMD related Processing and Part Advanced Testing Technology Development (Processing engineer) • Plan and Implement the launch of new innovation (products, applications, processes, technologies) at key customers • Elaboration of conclusions/report • Globally collect and communicate market relevant information (competitors, trends, regulations, innovations, etc.) • Support IP protection (NDA, JDA, MOA, etc.) • Communicate and interact effectively with local / regional / global internal & external contacts (e.g.. Universities, Institutes, BASF R&D, etc.) to achieve goals accordingly to country/SBU/Innovation strategy. • Technical and commercial guidance of junior engineers With Sales/Commercial Team: • Target setting and prioritization of activities for related project (customer or R&D) • Support relationships with strategic customers • Support the profitable business growth with available resources at NMD Team. With Local/Regional/Global Technology Team (R&D, TD, AD, TS, etc.) • Regionally contributes to identify, develop and implement advanced innovation (product, application, process, technology) • Regionally Explores, identifies, develops and support new businesses opportunities (new projects, identifies capital needs, new business models, etc. ) Job Requirements


  • Min Bachelor Degree (Science or Engineering) in Technical Field (Chemical/Materials/Mechanical/Polymer).
  • Preferable Master / PhD degree

Working Experience

  • >6 years in a technical field requiring advanced knowledge
  • >3 years in innovation (product or application or process or technology development role)
  • >1 years successful project leadership

Technical & Professional Knowledge

  • Management capabilities
  • Finance/accounting knowledge
  • Fluent in English (Additionally German is preferable)
  • Communication effectively
  • Advanced Material knowledge on processing, properties, evaluation/analysis and application.

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